Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Traditions...

One of our traditions is to hike up into the mountains and cute down our tree. This year we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!!! The snow was falling and it was so beautiful!
Jocelynne had fun taking a ride in the sled and Jay got a workout pulling the tree. :)

We also make a gingerbread house.
This year our house had icicles, requested by Jocelynne.

Monday, December 6, 2010

...I'm back.

This cute little book just grabbed my attention the other day when I was out thrifting. For those of you who haven't already guessed...yes, I am pregnant!

There are some really cute pictures in the book too. I thought I could frame a few of them for babies room.

This one is my favorite.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fun, Fashionable and Affordable!!! (UPDATED!!!)

Well, I have been working on a few projects. You will be happy to know that these projects are not only to look at, but can also be purchased! AND IT GETS BETTER! In honor of my "GRAND OPENING" I will also be giving some of these goodies away. YES, I will be giving one package (includes 2 burp cloths) of either boy or girl prints that are pictured below.
Simply post a comment here on my blog by April 29th if you would like to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced on April 30th!

These burp cloths are made of fun, flannel prints and lined with cozy, striped chenille.
Each is sown with special care and tagged with my personal logo : mama's touch
The bundle is then wrapped in ribbon. Available in packages of either 4 or 2 burp cloths.
If you wish to purchase any these packages please e-mail me at:
Available while supplies last. More prints coming SOON!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


JAN 2010 - OUR little girl turned 3 (not so little anymore)
I couldn't keep from sewing of course I made this birthday banner.
Got inspired and made some coat pins from felt.
FEB - Jay worked on some projects!!!
Spent some time making cards :)
Had a very fun visit with Lori (Jay's sister) and Jaedon & Charisma (Lori's kids)
Went and visited Uncle Craig's baby goats.
MARCH - Jocelynne had fun kicking the ball around!
Loves riding her scooter!
APRIL ...We took a much needed vacation to the Oregon coast!
Grandma came to visit for a week.
Its almost seeing her strawberry stained smile!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Please pray...

My heart is very heavy for my dear friend, Michele's sister and their entire family. Please take a moment to pray for them today.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fun in the snow

Not sure how this pic turned out like this...but I think it looks cool! My sister and I are taking a ride behind a 4wheeler.
My cousins, Uncle Phil and his wife Amy invited us over for some fun sledding!
Jocelynne with Jay's sunglasses on.

Monday, January 11, 2010


The following sequence of photos were taken by my dad...the day after we arrived in SD.
It truly looked like a winter wonderland with all the frost.
Of course he had to photograph the empty bee hive boxes.
This one is my favorite. It makes you stop and look and try to see what is behind that fence. I think he did a great job taking these.
... And then the guys were off to do some rabbit shooting.

Christmas with our dear friends...the Erlenmeyers.

Before we left on our trip to SD we exchanged gifts with the Erlenmeyer family....
It was very fun to see their faces as they opened our gifts. They got us a very cute picinic basket filled with goodies for our trip...not sure why I don't have a picture of that.
Grandpa Tim read the First Christmas Story.
And the kids...were just too cute.
This is my personal favorite!

Christmas baking!

My friend, Sharon and I have done a little holiday baking day for the past two years. The kids especially like it...
This year we tried a few new recipes. These are neopolitan bars.
Also, Sugared Citrus Peels...
We tried Lemon, Grapefruit & Orange peels. Lemon was the favorite.
I just love these vibrant orange shades.

Christmas continued...

I started making my Christmas cards a little later then usual...but I was excited at how they turned out. This was the design I finally decided on.
We decided to opt out getting a tree this I used our little tree branch from thanksgiving and redecorated it.
Of course we ate the cookies...

Christmas 2009!

I have so many pics to post for Christmas...I had better get started.
First, was our annual gingerbread house decorating with our weekly bible study friends.
A few of our finished you can see there was still plenty of candy left over...
...and look who has a mouth full! Can't hide it with that smile.
After, I got down our nativity set and the kids had fun setting up the figures as Jay read a child version of the Christmas story.